herbage

noun
herb·​age | \ ˈ(h)ər-bij How to pronounce herbage (audio) \

Definition of herbage

1 : herbaceous vegetation (such as grass) especially when used for grazing
2 : the succulent parts of herbaceous plants

Examples of herbage in a Sentence

added some ferns and other herbage to the sidewalk planters
Recent Examples on the Web When left to themselves, their great delight, after filling themselves with the coarse herbage of the desert, is to lie and roll in the hot sand. Dan Schlenoff, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2021 Instead of giving away free drinks to gamblers, Chicago’s new casino and others across the state should have servers carrying large hookahs filled with primo, mind-bending herbage. Rex Huppke, chicagotribune.com, 5 June 2019 The infertility may have resulted from a hormone imbalance, triggered by the herbage that the sheep ate, according to the study. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of herbage

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Herbage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbage. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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